A New Walking Challenge: Yarmouth NS, to Yarmouth ME

Since we had so much good feedback in regards to Walk Fundy we wanted to send out a new challenge to our community to keep you active!

The goal this time is to walk all the way to Yarmouth, ME.
The step goal can be completed if you walk 10k steps daily in 155.5 Days (Total steps would be 1,555,000 per participant, with 1244km completed). We will set our end date as September 30.
This time we want to HELP the community even more, we have a Facebook group for more of a community feel, with updates, as well as different activities we plan to incorporate into the program.
Click HERE for our Facebook group!

As usual we will be asking for registration so we can stay in contact with you throughout the duration of this program – and there’s no fee! We will continue to send out kudos and achievements throughout the week and ask for step submissions to be placed on Friday evenings – this will mean the first week will run April 1 until April 2, and the rest will run Saturday through to Friday.
Click HERE for Registration!
Click HERE for Step Submission form!

If you have any questions regarding this program please reach out to sara@district.yarmouth.ns.ca we are looking forward to keeping you all active, and hoping some new active members will join us in our challenge! 

We would also like to extend a welcome to the community of Yarmouth, ME and look forward to having you included in this program as well!

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place! If you aren’t from the area and want to use Yarmouth to Yarmouth to hold you accountable please join us! (You must be registered to win!)

Handy gadgets to have (these make counting steps easier, but these are not necessary for you to take part in the program):
Pedometer
Step counter on your mobile
Apple watch
Samsung watch
Fitbit
Garmen Tracker
Another way to track is to map your walks via google maps (and its free!)
For a sport conversion chart to add in your steps from different activities click HERE.

Good-luck and have fun! With warmer weather on the way we are looking forward to seeing even more people outside and active on our trails!

Take a “Super”Hike!

Saving the world one salamander at a time!

 

 

Several families braved the wet weather and joined us on November 19th at the Hebron Recreation Complex for a Super Fun time! We will host more family activity hikes in the coming months so watch for info!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Faster than a speeding bullet!
    Faster than a speeding bullet!
  • Antman would be right at home here!
    Antman would be right at home here!
  • Always lots of places to rest along the trail while seeking justice.
    Always lots of places to rest along the trail while seeking justice.
  • Let me smell your forest concoction 🙂
    Let me smell your forest concoction 🙂
  • Want to develop your super senses? Name all the smells in the forest!
    Want to develop your super senses? Name all the smells in the forest!
  • Families put on their capes and ventured into the woods
    Families put on their capes and ventured into the woods

 

Spidey-senses are tingling while exploring the forest close-up.

These kids were SUPER!

Hike Tkipok Trail in Arcadia

The Tkipok Trail is located behind Arcadia School.

The one-kilometre trail – weaves through wooded sections and boardwalks along the marsh – has new and improved fitness stations installed so people using the trail can incorporate other forms of exercise into their walk or run.

A major component of the trail revitalization has been to introduce the historical and cultural aspect of the Mi’Kmaq people.

 

How many different colours have you seen?

 

 

There are chances to see many animals, birds and insects along the trail. Deer, rabbits, squirrels, dragonflies and many varieties of birds. For any curious child (or child at heart), this can be a great adventure!

 

 

Informational signs are all along the trail.

 

There are interpretative signs placed along the trail. These signs include science, wilderness, cultural and historical information that will also include translations into the Mi’Kmaq language.

The Tkipok Trail is like an outdoor classroom for all ages! It’s a short hike with so much to offer so if you don’t have much time, it’s ideal. Try it today and let us know what your favourite part is!

Hiking with Kids – an age by age guide.

Hiking as a family is a great way to connect to your children at any age. Time spent in nature is good for the body, mind and spirit and brings people together in a very special way. 

Always remember: kids aren’t as resilient as adults, they’ll enjoy their time a lot more if they are kept warm, dry, hydrated, and full.

  • Use proper footwear (already broken in), bring extra socks just in case
  • Dress in layers, they can always be removed
  • Bring trail friendly snacks; trail mix, crackers, granola bars, etc..
  • Bring lots of water! (If you are coming out to our guided hikes, please bring a refillable water bottle and we will being extra water!)

Family on a hike on country road

Hiking with a toddler? Definitely!

REI Co-op has put together a fabulous guide for hiking with your children at all ages and stages. 

 

 

 

 

Take a Hike …with the kids!

There is no Wi-Fi in the forest, but you will find a better connection

Join us for a free guided family hike at Ellenwood Provincial Park on October 7th, 2017.

Family friendly hiking, games & activities, trail snacks and give-aways!

Ellenwood Park, October 7th, 1-3pm

 

Meet at the last parking lot near the public beach at 1pm (check in at the registration hut if you need directions). The trail is approximately 2 km and we will be hiking “family-friendly style”! (Lots of stopping with activities along the way).

Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. The trail is sometimes wet in spots so bring extra socks and shoes if you wish. Layered clothing is a good choice for our ever-changing weather.

Let us know you’re coming. 🙂